At a recent closed-door meeting, Bethany Kozma stood before a roomful of international leaders assembled to discuss gender equality and women’s rights and announced that the “U.S. is a pro-life nation.”
On Monday, Mississippi's governor signed a new bill into law that prohibits abortion after 15 weeks, making Mississippi the strictest state in the country for women who want to terminate unwanted pregnancies. Just before noon today, a district judge granted a temporary restraining order requested by the state's lone clinic.
As women used words like “menstruation” and “heavy flow” while describing the humiliating and degrading experience of having insufficient sanitary products in prison, the nine, all-male members of the Arizona legislature’s Committee on Military, Veterans and Regulatory Affairs bristled and shifted in their seats.